Geneva (IP) - Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva stated that the destructive effects of unilateral sanctions have worsened humanitarian crises and violated basic human rights worldwide.

Iran PressEurope: Iran's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Ali Bahraini emphasizing the ineffectiveness of humanitarian sanctions, added that one should not think that such sanctions will eliminate the inhumane and illegal nature of sanctions.

He made the remarks in a meeting over the effects of unilateral actions on sending humanitarian aid.

Also, Elena Dohan, the special reporter on the negative effects of unilateral coercive measures on human rights said in the meeting that imposing unilateral sanctions can lead to the violation of the fundamental principles of human rights. 

She also called for the establishment of a mechanism to monitor the effects of sanctions and asked the member states and others to support the mechanism.

In the meeting, the representatives of UN member states, including Syria, Russia, Cuba, Belarus, and Venezuela, along with the representatives of international NGOs active in humanitarian affairs and human rights elaborated on the negative effects of unilateral sanctions on the humanitarian environment. 219

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